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Mission - Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutation Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation is a most complete series of postures. It is a very good exercise which takes only a few minutes to do and serves as a warm up routine before the practice of yoga asanas. It is one of the best home exercises requiring little space, only eight by three feet. Be sure to have enough space to lie down, and enough clearance to stretch the arms above the head while standing. These 12 exercises are 1 round of surya namaskar. A healthy person requires a minimum practice of 12 or 16 rounds of surya namaskar each day. Surya namaskar's sequence of postures is most scientific as it completes the circuit within the body.

10 simple mindfulness exercises — All Considering I was eating at an Ethiopian restaurant yesterday. For those not familiar with that cuisine, the food is served on thin pancakes and one is supposed to eat one’s dinner with the right hand. For me it was a painful exercise in overcoming my conditionings. The table went quiet: a measure of the concentration we all needed to not eat warm food with knife and fork. In this post I’m stepping away from the abstract philosophical to the practical every day. The exercises below are meant for those times when you are so fluttered you bump into doors and chairs, for instance. Mind your feet while you’re grocery shopping. In all these cases the point isn’t to beat yourself over the head if you can’t do it consistently. If you liked that, you may also like these mindfulness calendars and mindfulness books.

MediaFire - Online Space for your documents, photos, videos, and music. Bikram Yoga 26 Postures Bikram Yoga's twenty-six posture exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as Nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well being will automatically follow. Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched. Below is the list of 26 hatha yoga postures and their benefits. You can fully enjoy the benefits of this Yoga series only in the Bikram’s approved Studios. These Bikram Yoga Studios are situated throughout the world. Only Bikram certified Teachers can teach class in these studios. Numerous studies have been made throughout the world about the benefits of yoga. What can you expect from first class?

Native American Code Of Ethics I recently found these Native American code of ethics - I am unsure of where this originated and of it’s accuracy. Regardless of where it originated, I like it and I wanted to pass it on. So much common sense, a great respect for the earth and everything that calls it home. No Native American culture was perfect, but the Europeans could have learned from them. Native American Code Of Ethics Rise with the sun to pray. Thanks for visiting! Comments containing racism & ignorance will NOT be approved, there is no room for that here. Tags: America, American, American Indian, culture, dignity, earth, ethics, honor, human interest, Indigenous, indigenous people, love, Native American, nature, positive psychology, respect, social philosophy, spirituality

Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post The Noticing Game - (moving, sexy, fun) This little game had us both in tears the last time I played it… And the time before that, we were both smiling so much our cheeks hurt… It’s simple, easy, in-the-moment, and you can play it with your lover, a friend, on a date, or with someone you’ve just met. Below is a description of the game, an excerpt from our Games Night Manual. The full version, with lots of other connection-building games, is included for everyone who signs up for the ACL training. Here it is: The Noticing Game Requirements: 2 people Warning: You will both likely feel more present, playful, connected, and perhaps even turned-on after playing this game. Directions:Two people stand directly across from each other, standing or sitting, making eye contact. A: What I notice when I’m with you is…<fill in the blank> B: Hearing that, what I’m noticing is…<fill in the blank> A: Hearing that, what I’m noticing is…<fill in the blank> …and so on, alternating back and forth… …or, whenever seems like a good time to stop.

8 Books For a Higher Existence Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. Without books we would lose this guidance. And in these times of dire ecological and cultural crisis, we need new ways to respond to the ecosystem that we simultaneous are and are imbedded in. If you’re done reading this list and want to level up more – check out part two! Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche’s most prophetic book in which he offers his teachings through the words of Zarathustra, based on the Persian prophet Zoroaster, who, after spending ten years on a mountain in meditation only accompanied by his Eagle and Serpent, comes down to offer his wisdom to the world. Becoming Animal – David Abram The Story of B – Daniel Quinn

Sacred Places: Introduction An exploration of how and why places become invested with SACREDNESS and how the SACRED is embodied or made manifest through ART and ARCHITECTURE S ACRED or holy places are found in different cultures, past and present, all over the world. Such places are frequently marked or embellished by architectural structures and art. This website contains text and images which examine the nature of the sacred. It also explores how art and architecture serve to embody or make manifest on both physical and spiritual planes the sacredness or mystery of a site. One of my aims is to explore how and why places become invested with sacredness. These same sacred forms and shapes derived from natural objects and features become symbolic or emblematic of the sacred or divine. Although the sacred places are often rich in aesthetic experience, I am more interested in the origins, meaning and function of the sacred objects, forms, symbols, and shapes that compose the art and architecture of a sacred place.

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